The Daily Engadget: New LG Chocolate Hotness, Fujifilm's 3-D Camera
Our friends over at Engadget obsessively cover everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics, which is why we compile this daily roundup of their top stuff. For more details on any of these stories, click on the Engadget links in each story below.
LG's New Chocolate BL40 Phone Sexes Out on Video
Word on the streets is that LG's next Chocolate phone, the BL40, is due out in August. Now there's a full video showing off the device, which boasts the slickest widescreen we've seen since 'Lawrence of Arabia.'
Fujifilm's FinePix Real 3D Camera Coming in September
Hollywood may have jumped on the 3-D bandwagon, but we've yet to see 3-D photographs really take off. We doubt that Fujifilm's FinePix Real 3D camera will change that when it comes out in September; the dual-lens cam costs $600 and requires special prints or a stereoscopic LED frame to display the images in 3-D.
Carnegie Mellon's Robo Snakes
Carnegie Mellon University has been developing robot snakes capable of slithering their way into tight spaces, swimming around in water, and generally creeping out passersby. These little guys have been getting some military looks recently (as if battlefields weren't scary enough), and the Engadget crew dug up this video of the digital serpents in action.
Apple 9.7-Inch 'Netbook' on the Way in October?
The rumor mill is grinding away at the Apple 'netbook' story again. This time, the China Times is claiming that a $800, 9.7-inch Apple netbook is on the way come October. We've heard this kind of thing before, so we're taking this speculation with a healthy grain of salt, but Apple is the only major computer company without a netbook these days. Is it only a matter of time?
Bandai RilakKuma Ultra-Cute Netbook
Sometimes it takes advanced hardware and increased performance to sell netbooks. Other times, all it takes is a cartoon set of eyes and whiskers. Case in point: Bandai's new RilakKuma netbook.
Apollo 11 Mission Will Be Recreated on the Web
We're coming up on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission, and WeChooseTheMoon.org will be recreating the entire mission online starting July 16th, complete with animated recreations of key events.